Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SouthEastern PA
Hey, don't worry too much, even if the head gaskets are toast. If the car is basically a beater, why not get a cheap junkyard engine? Check the major internals, and if it looks ok, make a swap. Or look around this forum for a used engine. And you could probably find someone in IL who can help you out.
Owner, 1990 Thunderbird SC, white w/ gray cloth